Keep “Crushing It” During Thanksgiving
When it comes to working for yourself, Thanksgiving tends to be another one of those controversial days that seems to polarize people. For some reason, most of us usually fall into one of two categories:
- Today’s Thanksgiving? You hardly even notice since you are always working/grinding/crushing it 24/7/365. You proudly wear the sacrifices you make (time with friends, sleep, etc.) as a badge of honor.
- Time to slow down. You believe in work/life balance and fully intended to spend today with people you care about, counting all of the blessings you’ve received up until this point.
I’m not here to judge. Honestly, I teeter back and forth between these two mindsets throughout most of the year.
The one thing I can’t stand is the incessant need for people in group 1 to announce how hard they are working today (and any other holiday for that matter).
We get it, we really do. You’re going to change the world thanks to your endless drive, militant discipline, and overflowing ambition, and we will eventually resent you for it.
My question is:
Why even waste the time to share how hard you’re working with the rest of us?
Are you afraid that if we don’t see your Instagram post or perfectly-crafted tweet that your work won’t really matter in the end? Do you really need our validation that badly?
It’s OK. You keep on keepin’ on. While you’re busy sharing your work ethic with the rest of the world, I’ll be drinking drinks, eating food, and spending quality time with the people who truly matter to me.
Don’t worry; after I’m finished recharging, I’ll be right back at it.